It is the season of ice./ we pray for those whose politics,/ willingness and hearts are frozen and cold./ We pray to the Lord.
Christians are suffering terrible persecution in North Korea,/ Somalia,/ Iraq,/ Afghanistan,/ Sudan,/ Iran,/ Nigeria,/ Eritrea and Pakistan,/ We pray for these brothers and sisters in Christ./ We pray to the Lord.
The cold brings suffering with it./ We pray for the homeless,/ those who live in poorly heated places,/ and for those who work out-of-doors./ We pray to the Lord.
We return to the liturgical green time - the color of growth and life./ We ask for the greening of faith - that it would be evolved,/ reflective and mature,/ We pray to the Lord.
We pray for the sick and those who assist them./ For the safety of travelers./ For the peace and well-being of family members and friends./ We ask for those who do us any kindness to be blessed./ We pray to the Lord.
Haiti was devastated by an earthquake five years ago,/ now it is overwhelmed by many hundreds of thousands of people infected with cholera./ We pray for a generous and helpful global response./ We pray to the Lord.
We pray for those who have died this week,/ mindful of the thousands killed by terrorists in the troubled country of Nigeria/ with many children among them./ We pray for those who help and for those who mourn./ We pray to the Lord.